Physical – Mental Transition

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Physical – Mental Transition


Finally I feel good enough to start hitting the gym again. For almost 5 months I have been rehabbing my knee and its been one of the toughest things i’ve had to deal with in many years.

Both mental and physical challenges have been my constant companions as I dealt with issues surrounding my knee/physical situation.

Life is messy and unpredictable. It has its way with you, no matter how hard you try to control it. The trick is to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart. When you do that, the game-and life-will take care of itself. – Phil Jackson

Working out has a way of releasing all of the pent up shit that our mind thinks is important.  As we know its just our thoughts attempting to take us away to either future or past events.  Both illusory at best and both take us away from the only moment we really have……..Now.

This concept of only having Now was a transformational moment for me. When I delved deeper into the concept of Now, I realized, with extreme clarity, what that meant and its impact.  Once it took hold I felt I could never go back to my old way of thinking. It was a shift in consciousness.

So here is the thing about the Now.  If you really think about it – its the only thing we have. Have you ever experienced, done, thought, or felt anything outside the Now? Do you think you ever will?  Is it possible for anything to happen or be outside the Now?  The answer is obvious, is it not?

Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now.   Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.

What we think of as the past is a memory trace, stored in the mind, of a former Now. When we remember the past, we reactivate a memory trace, be we do it in the Now.

The future is an imagined Now, a projection of the mind.  When the future comes, it comes as the Now.  When we think about the future, we do it Now.

Those are teachings that I’ve incorporated into my life from Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now”.  I recommend utilizing these concepts in your life to see if it makes a difference.  It has for me and I hope that it can for you as well.

Don’t forget to be in the present moment – The Now